Join other young birders in searching the thickets, and scanning the salt pond at Ninigret NWR. A wide diversity of species spends the winter on the refuge and we will have the opportunity to explore several habitats as we search for them. This walk is for Birders ages 6-18 and their families.

The only undeveloped salt pond in the state, 180 acre Trustom Pond often attracts thousands of ducks, geese, and swans during the peak of migration. We will walk the 3 miles of trails in search of waterfowl, and migrating songbirds taking advantage of the 700 acre NWR.

Great Swamp is a 3,349 acre management area and a 4.3 mile loop managed by the D.E.M. It has an array of habitats including swamp, a man-made impoundment, woodland edge, as well as a powerline cut. Late March/April is the premiere time of year to go to Great Swamp, because there is a lot of wildlife, it is not hunting season, and it is too cold for the biting flies that inhabit the swamp during the summer. This is Patrick Felker’s senior project, and the walk will not only focus on birds, but also the other wildlife, such as mammals, amphibians, and trees as well as the abundance of history associated with Great Swamp.

??The only undeveloped salt pond in the state, 180 acre Trustom Pond often attracts thousands of ducks, geese, and swans during the peak of migration. We will walk the 3 miles of trails in search of waterfowl, and migrating songbirds taking advantage of the 700 acre NWR. This walk is for birders ages 6-18 and their families

At just over 2,000 acres Tillinghast Pond Management Area is a large forested preserve in West Greenwich managed by the Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Boasting an impressive list of breeding species Tillinghast Pond is also a great location to look for early migrants that are attracted to the variety of habitats. By late April both species of Waterthrush and several other types of warblers may be found along the extensive trail system. Join us for a 2.5 mile  hike along the Coney Brook Loop & Loggers Trail in search of warblers, vireos, and whatever else we can turn up.